Sunglass: Bringing Architectural Drafting into the Modern Age

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Sunglass, built by two TED fellows, Nitin Rao and Kaustuv DeBiswas, is a collection of three products: the company’s Sunglass Player, which allows artists to incorporate the objects that they’ve created with the software into other web services like Behance. The player is fully interactive, allowing someone to rotate, flip, and scale the model that they’re currently building, through their mouse and, again, without Flash installed. At a time when Autodesk’s AutoCAD suite of software, costs upwards of $5,000 for a single copy and feels clunky on most machines, Sunglass brings some true innovation to the drawing table.

The Sunglass Stage is the actual building block — literally — of the suite, as the team has designed this to allow simultaneous editing from a number of artists in a simple drag-and-drop interface. This sort of collaboration can be key for the product, as it allows people to work together in a well-thought-out interface, regardless of what type of computer they own.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Sunglass: Bringing Architectural Drafting into the Modern Age" 09 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>